A NEW WEEKEND āž”ļø A NEW CONTEST!! šŸ• Describe a typical dish from your country šŸ² / Efo Riro From Nigeria by @afunkycares


INTRODUCTION

Greetings to all steemians all over the globe. I am delighted to participate in this contest by
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A typical dish from my country,Nigeria is a traditional soup called Efo Riro.

Efo Riro is a rich traditional soup that is native to the Yorubas of Western Nigeria,Africa.Variety of vegetables can be used to cook this soup: Waterleaf,Pumpkin leaves ,Soko,Tete(I am yet to find the English names for these ones. Water leaf and Pumpkin leaves are mostly used.

I love this soup because of its rich elements and delicious taste. Pumpkin leaves is rich in vitamins,iron and other minerals,locust beans another element is rich in proteins,lipids, vitamins and a rich aource of fat and calcium. The variety of meats and fish added are also rich source of protein.

It is made at home for family consumption and also commonly made at parties and big ceremonies.It simple to make and can be enjoyed by just anyone.

The Major Ingredients for this soup is the vegetables and number of animal proteins added.
We usually make this soup at home every weekend and sometimes weekdays. I made some few days ago.

Here is the picture

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Efo Riro

RECIPE

ā€¢Pumpkin Leaves: 500g
ā€¢Smoked Fish
ā€¢Crayfish: handful
ā€¢Cowskin
ā€¢Scotch bonnet Pepper to taste
ā€¢Tomatoes:hard ones
ā€¢Onion: 1 medium bulb
ā€¢Palm oil :15cl
ā€¢Locust beans: as desired
ā€¢Stock cubes: 2 big cubes
ā€¢Salt to taste

The more animal protein added, the more variety given this soup. So assorted meat,beef,dry fish,stock fish,snails etc can be added to increase the richness šŸ˜‹.

PICTURES OF INGREDIENTS

IMG_20210323_165721.jpg Pumpkin leaves

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Smoked fish

IMG_20210323_173137.jpgDiced Cowskin

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crayfish

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Locust Beans,a native flavouring ingredient

Efo Riro can be eaten with wheat meal as seen below:

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Efo Riro and Wheat meal

It can also be enjoyed with other variety of swallows like pounded yam,semo,fufu,garri.

At the wedding I once attended with my friend, it was one of the dishes served.

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My friend and I, set for the wedding

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